Category Archives: Health

A “Double Bubble” Strategy Can Help During COVID-19: Here’s How to Do It Properly

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Are “bubbles” the next phase as the United States begins to reopen businesses and public facilities in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic? Alameda County, which includes Oakland and Berkeley in the San Francisco Bay Area, issued new guidelines on Friday that allow for “social bubbles.” These are groups of 12 or fewer people from… Read more »

COVID-19 Racing Through Nursing Homes: What Families Can Do

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More than 38,000 people living and working in nursing homes have now died from COVID-19 in the United States. In early June, a study by geriatricians at two Boston medical facilities reported that long-term care facilities are a “major driver” of COVID-19 deaths in the United States. The researchers reported that these facilities account for 63… Read more »

5 Green Foods To Add To Your Grocery List For Health Benefits

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Since we are now living the new normal where strength and well-being are necessary to protect and survive, what can be a better time to start including green boosters like green leafy veggies, fruits, green condiments and refreshing antioxidant drinks to achieve our fitness goals and boost immunity? Healthy living… Read more »

People Who Test Positive for COVID-19 After Recovering Aren’t Infectious

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Around the world, there have been several cases of people recovering from COVID-19 only to later test positive again and appear to have another infection. Such cases have had doctors and researchers puzzling over whether recovered people continue to be contagious, and if they could get a second infection. Now, new research published… Read more »

How to Manage IBD During the COVID-19 Outbreak

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Immediately, as news of the seriousness of the COVID-19 pandemic set in, Jessica Caron made sure to get all her routine blood work done and touch base with her doctor. This was 2 months ago, when she and her family decided to shelter in place in their home in New Hampshire. The realities of… Read more »

COVID-19 Sheltering Can Make Things More Difficult for People with Eating Disorders

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Experts say shelter-in-place orders during COVID-19 can make life more difficult for people with eating disorders. They say lockdowns can produce isolation as well as temptations that are close at hand that can disrupt coping strategies. They add that food scarcities can also trigger both overeating and undereating issues. Many… Read more »

Screen Time Doesn’t Hurt Kids’ Social Skills, Study Finds

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A new study found that despite the time spent on smartphones, today’s young people are as socially skilled as those of the previous generation. Researchers compared teacher and parent evaluations of kids who entered kindergarten in 1998 (years before Facebook), with children who did so in 2010. Even children within both groups… Read more »

Risk of Death from COVID-19 Four Times Greater for Those with Diabetes

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New research delves into the impact that diabetes and poorly managed hyperglycemia may have in people hospitalized for COVID-19. The findings suggest a stark higher risk of death: The in-hospital death rate and longer length of hospital stay were more than four times higher for people with these conditions, according to a press release…. Read more »

Coronavirus Death Toll Rises To 1,350 People, Over 60,000 Confirmed Cases; Latest Developments You Should Know

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Coronavirus: The Hubei province accounts for more than 80% overall cases of coronavirus On Wednesday, 242 deaths of the novel coronavirus or Covid-19 was recorded in Hubei province. This has been considered to be the deadliest day of the outbreak. Coronavirus death toll is now more than 1,350, with more than 60,000 confirmed… Read more »

World Cancer Day 2020: Importance Of Early Detection To Reduce Global Cancer Burden

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World Cancer Day: Early detection can help in effective cancer treatment World Cancer Day is observed on 4th February each year. This day aims to save lives each year by raising awareness and education about cancer. It strives to inform individuals across the world to take action against the disease…. Read more »